American Actor and Comedian, Gary Owen, Brings Side-Splitting Stand-Up Act to The Orleans Showroom Nov. 13-14


American Actor and Comedian, Gary Owen, Brings Side-Splitting Stand-Up Act to The Orleans Showroom Nov. 13-14

Comedian Gary Owen will bring his fearless and entertaining stand-up comedy act to The Orleans Showroom Nov. 13 and 14.

Owen’s comedy career began at a young age after he earned the title of “class clown” while growing up in Cincinnati. After a brief stint in the U.S. Navy as a military police officer, Owen realized that stand-up comedy was his true passion, and after a year of performing, Owen was named “Funniest Serviceman in America.” His popularity continued to soar, and with his large African-American fan base, Owen went on to win “Funniest Black Comedian in San Diego.”

In 1997, Owen auditioned for BET’s “Comic View,” and after two appearances on the multicultural comedy show, he landed his own hour-long “Grandstand” show. At season’s end, Owen was selected from the year’s four “Grandstanders” to be the host. He was also the only white man to ever host “Comic View.” Owen continued his rise to stardom in 2011 when he was crowned “Black America’s Favorite White Comedian” by EBONY magazine.

Owen made appearances in three Showtime comedy specials in the same year; a one-hour comedy special called “True Story,” as host of “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Orlando,” and as a stand-out performer on “Mike Epps Presents: Live From Club Nokia.”

In addition to “True Story,” Owen starred in two other stand-up comedy DVDs – “Breakin’ Out the Park” and “Urban Legend.” His latest comedy special, “I Agree With Myself,” premiered on Showtime in January.

In addition to stand-up and comedy specials, Owen held a recurring role as Zach the barber on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne.” Owen can also be seen on the big screen where he’s known for his role as Bennett in “Think Like a Man,” “Think Like a Man Too,” as well as his recent role as Crazy Cody where he starred alongside Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in the comedy “Ride Along.” Owen also had supporting roles in “Little Man,” “Daddy Day Care” and “College.”

The show begins at 8 p.m, and tickets are available from $39.95 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or by visiting

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About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at, on Facebook (, and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at

Tracy Morgan at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sunday, Sept. 4



Tickets on-sale Saturday, June 18 at noon

Tracy Morgan, star of NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning “30 Rock,” will be bringing his live stand-up show to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, Sept. 4. This evening of hilarious comedy goes on sale Saturday at noon.

Morgan currently stars on “30 Rock” along with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan,” the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, “TGS with Tracy Jordan.” In 2009 Morgan received his first Emmy Nomination for this role, in the Supporting Actor category; he has in four past years also been nominated for a Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. The “30 Rock” cast has also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.”

As a stand-up comic who has headlined across the country, Morgan was first introduced to television audiences in his role as “Hustleman” on the hit comedy series “Martin.” He went on to join “Saturday Night Live” in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons and created such memorable characters as “Astronaut Jones” and “Brian Fellows.” After leaving SNL, Morgan went on to star in his own comedy series “The Tracy Morgan Show” and voiced “Spoonie Luv” on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers.”

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Tickets, starting at $42.50 (plus applicable service fees), will be available Saturday at noon at the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.

About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled destination. The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010 and 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with an ongoing roster of legendary artists taking its stage including the first rock ‘n’ roll residency in Las Vegas with Carlos Santana’s Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Motley Crüe, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue is also home to Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625). / Keep up with the latest updates on The Joint via Facebook and Twitter.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion and Rod Stewart at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.